Dislike more: hand sewing with self-threading needles. (Pointier eyes, and the thread falls out)
Dislike most: hand sewing with self-threading needles through several layers, such that the eye of the needle ends up getting tangled in the fabric and practically has to be cut out.
Hmm. I'll have to finish everything Tuesday night, if I'm to have any time for cleaning (hah!) on Thursday. But I cling to the belief that It Will All Get Done, because it always does.
Nevertheless, I must say, I look kinda fabulous. Current progress: coat and lining sewn together, including the tails, (tails!). One cuff sewn on, one more to go, then the collar, fasteners, and the pants. I am, amaingly, on schedule, even though it is a tight schedule.
Foot is considerably improved from yesterday, though still stiff, painful, and a little swollen.
Luckily, I have thus far been able to avoid spoilers.
Costume photojournalism behind the ( cut )
We start with ten yars of red-pink silk, some lining, some interfacing... (I ordered so much silk, they sent it all in a roll!)
I'm really having problems getting screencaps to work, so Meaghan--you'll just have to trust me until I can get you some CD-Rs.